Feb 21, 2008

The New and Disloyal Jesuit Commander

I'm very disheartened by Fr. Adolfo Nicolás being elected the new commander of the Jesuit religious order (Society of Jesus), which is supposed to represent the Pope's front-line troops to defend the Church. Even after the liberal cafeteria of rules and beliefs in the runaway post-Vatican Church, Superior General Nicolás still believes the Church represents a
"complicated system of controls and regulations that make the Gospel somehow distant from people."
Nicolás proposes undefined and obscure alternatives to Catholic doctrine:
"more liberating ways of religious wisdom and the experiences, impossible to systematize, of radical emptiness, non-dualism and transcendence."
The new Jesuit Superior General describes his rejections of Catholic beliefs in a 2005 article in the international theological journal, Concilium [widely known for its dissimulation of heresy and apostasy]. Please read Nicolás' article as if you are reviewing a contract to buy a used car!

Orthodox Catholic theology is described by S.G. Nicolás as:
"a language in tension, in conflict, in disharmony with other religious languages, images, perceptions, symbols and expressions that have given direction, as well as sense and hope to millions [of non-Christians]. "
It's even harder to see how Nicolás can claim to be a loyal Catholic with some of his other ["hold your nose"] statements in his Concilium article:
"The real spiritual Masters of all ages are more keen in teaching the way to God, than in giving answers to questions about God. Asia has produced an incredible wealth of such 'Ways'."
"...we Christians have to think and reconsider our Christian practices, from simple devotions to Sacramental celebrations. "
"Asia can never understand how a 'humble' Church can so easily dismiss 'other ways of salvation' or put them down as 'lesser than ours'. Asia, with its Saints and Mystics, its Witnesses and heroic Faithful, will never comprehend how a Church born out of the Gospel and led by the Spirit of Jesus Christ can practically ignore the religious wealth of other Religions and the real and actual salvation they have brought to a thousand generations."
More unorthodox or questionable statements from S.G. Nicolás are quoted at Wikipedia.

Two hundred and twenty-five leading Jesuits are meeting in their General Congregation in Rome. The Congregation, led by newly elected S.G. Nicolás, plans to issue four or five decrees at the end of the deliberations. I can assume there also will have been discussions on how best to thwart any possible attempts by Pope Benedict XVI to deal with the firmly entrenched apostasy of the Jesuits and their new Superior General.

Frankly, the only promising way to deal with the lengthy Jesuit betrayal of the Catholic faith is at the grass roots level. No Catholic should contribute money, manpower, or students to any Jesuit institution--including Rockhurst University, Rockhurst High School, and the "fish church" in Kansas City. The Jesuit contingent here is well-known as containing key elements that oppose the apostolic work of good Bishop Finn.

Personally, I don't know of any good and faithful Catholic who came out of faith-destructing Jesuit institutions in the past 35 years. The few good Jesuit-educated men I know graduated many more years ago. Finding any faithful modern Jesuits would clearly mean scavenging through a cesspool of Satan! -----Sorry, but I'm beginning to sound like the irrascible Curmudgeon of Kansas City--who, unfortunately, seems to have ceased regular publication.


Joseph Fromm said...

Dear Dust I am,
Keep the Jesuits in your prayers. They need it and never give up hope.
Joseph Fromm

Anonymous said...

The leader of a religious order in a blue tee? You could have just posted the picture. I'll pray for him and the order.

Alison said...

I do know for a fact that the local Jesuit high school does have at least one very fine teacher who has started some great things there. He also has some fine students who have graduated from there. I know that I did meet some good Jesuits in Rome.

I do pray for the Jesuits. I have a son named Edmund Campion. I wanted to name another William Doyle. They silenced there own great priests like Fr. Hardon. It seems like when they fell that they fell so far and even so quickly.